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VPR-Animal Resources

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation, and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Additional hours may be scheduled as needed at the supervisor’s discretion.

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Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Animal Care Veterinary/Animal Science Paraprofessional/Professional



Job Family:

Animal Care



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This is a facility support position in an AAALAC accredited animal facility at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Incumbent will perform all aspects of animal cage and equipment sanitation. This position will report to the Laboratory Animal Facilities Supervisor, Central Animal Facility.
Job will be working primarily in a cage wash area performing sanitization duties such as; cleaning, autoclaving, and prepping animal cages and ancillary equipment following prescribed schedules and methods. Cleans and sanitizes floors, wash rooms, storage rooms, and procedure rooms. Keeps work areas clean and organized. Job will adherence to established standard operating procedures while performing duties; including the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Operates cage washers, dump stations, autoclaves, pressure washers, auto water systems, and sanitizing equipment. Initiates and maintains cage washer, autoclave, equipment and supply inventory logs, as directed. Responsible for restocking supply inventories and the processing and disposition of recyclables and biowaste. Performs minor preventative maintenance duties and integrated pest management (IPM) tasks following established schedules. Participates in staff meetings, continuing education and training classes as directed. Transports equipment and supplies to other facilities and off-site buildings.
Provides assistance to animal care staff, equipment service and research personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to promote and foster teamwork in order to meet program and facility objectives is essential.

Physical Demands:

Withstand sustained periods of physical activity such as standing, bending, stooping, reaching above shoulder level and lift up to 50 pounds. Work under challenging conditions (high humidity/temperature, unpleasant odors, animal excreta and noise). Work involves some exposure to biohazards, chemicals and/or physical risks, while following established safety procedures. The ability to wear PPE (protective clothing, face shields, safety glasses, dust mask, respirators, and gloves) and stand on hard surfaces for prolonged periods of time. Work may be physically demanding involving the transport, relocation and positioning of supplies and caging equipment.

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Performs daily sanitization duties in animal facility including cleaning, sanitizing, autoclaving and prepping animal cages and ancillary equipment. Assures cages and equipment are appropriately sanitized and maintained in accordance with standard operating procedures and supervisors instructions.

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Cleans and sanitizes cage wash rooms and ancillary areas following established standard operating procedures and schedules. Keeps work areas clean and organized. Operates equipment, maintains supply inventories, transports supplies/equipment, and performs minor preventative maintenance tasks and IPM duties as directed by supervisor. Processes and ensures appropriate disposition of recyclables and biowaste.

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Initiates and maintains essential records. Participates in training and staff meetings. Provides assistance and resources to facility users and departmental staff. Performs other duties as assigned.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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